Who in your opinion are the 10 greatest athletes? My picks would be: 10. Joe Montana 9. Tiger Woods 8. Magic Johnson 7. Wayne Gretzky 6. Barry Sanders 5. Dan Marino 4. Bill Russell 3. Babe Ruth 2. Muhammad Ali 1. Michael Jordan I think it is very difficult to pick between Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali, Ali was the greatest boxer, but I'd have to pick Jordan as the greatest athlete because there is no other athlete that stands out as clearly as he does as the greatest player in his or her sport.